• Short Summary

    At one of the hardest-hitting press conferences of his Presidential career, President Nixon on Friday (26 October) stressed that Middle East peace prospects were the beat they had been in 20-years.

  • Description

    At one of the hardest-hitting press conferences of his Presidential career, President Nixon on Friday (26 October) stressed that Middle East peace prospects were the beat they had been in 20-years. Speaking coolly and confidently at the outset of the searching questioning, the President said the United States and the Soviet Union had agreed that negotiations between Israel and the Arab states must be started. He credited the U.S.-Soviet detente with avoiding a major conflict.

    But when the subject of Watergate and other related matters was broached, the conference turned into a verbal battlefield with pressmen shouting out their questions and the President coming back with slashing and scathing attacks on new media commentators.

    He vowed he would stay in office to complete his term when there was speculation about his health. The conference ended abruptly after only 40-minutes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30BBANGUU1IOK8AUF4O49Q4QI
    Media URN:
    VLVA30BBANGUU1IOK8AUF4O49Q4QI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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